Medical Lake High School

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Medical Lake High School
Location
200 E. Barker St.
Medical Lake, Washington
U.S.
Information
Type Public, four-year
Motto Soaring into the future to create a better tomorrow
Established 1905, 1958 (current)[1]
School district Medical Lake S.D. #326
Principal Chris Spring
Faculty 32 [2]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 533[2] (September 2016)
Campus Closed-campus
Color(s) Cardinal & White            
Athletics WIAA Class 1A (District 7)
Athletics conference Northeast 1A (NEA)
Mascot Cardinal
Yearbook The Cardinal
Information (509) 565-3200
Elevation 2,420 ft (740 m) AMSL
Website

Medical Lake High School is a four-year public secondary school in Medical Lake, Washington, the sole traditional high school in the Medical Lake School District (#326) in western Spokane County. West of the city of Spokane, the school district includes the base housing area of Fairchild Air Force Base to the north.[3]

School Administration[edit]

  • Principal: Chris Spring
  • Vice Principal: Justin Blayne
  • Athletic Director: Justin Blayne

Notable Alumni[edit]

Sports/Activities[edit]

Medical Lake athletic teams compete in WIAA Class 1A in District 7. MLHS was a member of the Great Northern League (GNL) in class 2A since its inception in 1998,[4] but dropped out of the GNL for football in 2010.[5] The school dropped to class 1A in the summer of 2012;[6] and returned to the Northeast 'A' League (NEA).[7]

Fall Sports:

  • Cross Country
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Football

Winter Sports:

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Wrestling

Spring Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Golf
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Softball
  • Track and Field

Activities:

State Championships

  • 1992 "A" Wrestling Team
  • 2004 "2A" Boys Tennis Team
  • 2005 "2A" Boys Basketball
  • 2005 "2A" Boys Tennis Team
  • 2005 "2A" Knowledge Bowl
  • 2013 "1A" Boys Cross Country
  • 2014 "1A" Boys Track&Field
  • 2014 "1A" Boys Cross Country

Enrollment[edit]

Enrollment has declined within the Medical Lake School District[2] and is expected to continue. A contributing factor has been the privatization of base housing at Fairchild Air Force Base; an increasing number of military families have chosen to live off-base and outside the M.L. school district. A building moratoriam by the city of Medical Lake and a sluggish economy have also contributed.[5]

MLHS grew in the 1970s from 487 in 1970[8] to 650 in 1978,[9] but declined in the early 1980s to below 500 in 1983 and athletics dropped from the 'AA' Frontier League and returned to the 'A' NEA in 1984.[10] Enrollment was 675 in October 2007, but fell to 512 in four grades in May 2012.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School addition to begin in February". Spokesman-Review. January 23, 1970. p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Medical Lake High School". State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Intstruction. 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Boundary Map". Medical Lake School District. July 10, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2010-2012 WIAA League Alignments". WIAA. 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Lee, Greg (February 4, 2010). "Cardinals drop GNL for football". Spokesman-Review. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ Eik, James (June 20, 2012). "Medical Lake school board holds recap of May meeting". Cheney Free Press. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012-2014 WIAA League Alignments". WIAA. 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "School figures show changes". Spokane Daily Chronicle. September 8, 1971. p. 5. 
  9. ^ Girault, Lorinda (November 22, 1978). "School unique in ROTC". Spokane Daily Chronicle. p. 20. 
  10. ^ "Briefs: locally...". Spokane Chronicle. November 4, 1983. p. 15. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°34′34″N 117°40′52″W / 47.576°N 117.681°W / 47.576; -117.681